SLPs provide services to support the instructional program at The Center School. Therefore, SLPs' unique contributions complement and augment those made by other professionals. SLPs work closely with the student’s teacher, reading specialists, literacy coaches, special education teachers, occupational therapists, and school social workers, in addition to others. Working with the school administrators in designing and implementing programs is crucial.
- To provide appropriate speech-language services in elementary, middle, and high schools with no school level underserved.
- To work with students exhibiting the full range of communication disorders, including those involving language, articulation (speech sound disorders), fluency, voice/resonance, and swallowing.
- Provide a distinct set of roles based on expertise in language, offering assistance in addressing the linguistic and metalinguistic foundations of curriculum learning for students with disabilities, as well as other learners who are at risk for school failure, or those who struggle in school settings.
- Provide intake diagnostic consultation as needed.
- Coordinate screening of all new students for speech and/or language services.
- Coordinate scheduling and implementation of speech and language services.
- Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress.
- Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals.
- Discuss student’s progress with parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators
- Confer with parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
- Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade.
- Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
- Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Coordinate selection and ordering of materials for the department.
Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress